Dream On …

Today is Monday, March 31, 2014. It is the 90th day of the year. There are 275 days remaining until the end of the year. “The world stands aside,” said David Jordan, “to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.” This applies to those, who learn where they are going late in life as well as… Continue reading Dream On …

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March 26, 2014

Way back in 1969 I was in the eleventh grade. Let me share an experience I had with the school counselor. “Why can’t I be a writer or author?” Those were words I spoke as I mustered all the manhood I had as an eleventh grader to keep from crying as my high school guidance… Continue reading March 26, 2014

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Road Trip to the University of Texas McDonald Observatory

In October 1974, I made my first trip to the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. It was 500 miles one-way from the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) to Fort Davis, Texas. I went to do the required astronomical labs for my physics class in astronomy. The trip was a caravan… Continue reading Road Trip to the University of Texas McDonald Observatory

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The Last Time I Hitchhiked

Spring break 1974 was the last time I hitchhiked. By then it was going out of vogue. Drivers viewed picking up a stranger as a risk. It was in the mid 1970’s that we learned some people picked up hitchhikers to do harm to them. They would rape and kill them. Had I know that… Continue reading The Last Time I Hitchhiked

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March 20, 2014

This Day In Texas History: Today is Thursday, March 20, 2014. It is the 79th day of the year. There are 286 days remaining until the end of the year. Typically, the first day of Spring begins as March equinox falls on this date, marking the vernal point in the Northern Hemisphere and the autumnal… Continue reading March 20, 2014

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March 19, 2014

Today in Texas History: Today is March 19, 2014. It is the 78th day of the year. On this date in March 19 Isidro Félix de Espinosa began his career as a Franciscan. Isidro Félix de Espinosa was born in Querétaro, Mexico, on November 26, 1679. His parents were Isidro de Espinosa and Gertrudis de… Continue reading March 19, 2014

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March 18, 2014

Today in Texas History: Today is March 18, 2014. It is the 77th day of the year. There are 288 days remaining until the end of the year. On March 18, 1937 the New London School explosion occurred. It was caused by a natural gas leak caused an explosion, destroying the London School of New… Continue reading March 18, 2014

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